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Windows 7: Is it safe to delete some folders in users folder in C:

17 Apr 2017   #1
qazplm

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Is it safe to delete some folders in users folder in C:

Hi, i was just wondering if i can delete the other 2 folders (screenshot below) which are default and public as i don't use them and they are just cluttering the users folder and a eyesore too. (maybe i am a paranoid )


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17 Apr 2017   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello qazplm,

You don't want to delete those folders.

The "Ahmed" folder is the profile folder for a user account.

The "Default" folder is used to create new accounts with.

The "Public" folder is used for sharing files between accounts and network. It's a system folder, so it shouldn't be deleted even if you don't use it.
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17 Apr 2017   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It's not clear were these are default is likely the default profile which is used when a new user is created
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17 Apr 2017   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

They would be the usual folders in the "C:\Users" folder.
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18 Apr 2017   #5
qazplm

Unknown
 
 

Yes the ahmed folder is my user folder and maybe the default folder is needed for system that's why it's hidden but what about the public folder as i don't share anything with any user and i am the only user using this pc so can i delete just the public folder and i checked its empty (no data)?
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18 Apr 2017   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Deleting the public folder tree will not save you anything and will almost certainly cause you issues in the future as software and systems cannot find it where it is supposed to be. I would also recommend that you switch off viewing of hidden system folders, It's a sure way to "accidentally" destroy a system
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